I started out intending to use Christmas fabrics, similar to the one I made for my sister recently (which she has hanging in her kitchen now). However, I just wasn't quite feeling it this time, so I looked around at what else the stash might have to offer.
My eye quickly settled on the beautiful purple print this same friend had gifted me last Christmas. I pulled a batik scrap and then another light blue/pink/white batik for the third fabric.
Here is the free pattern I used for the block. I cut the squares for the HST pieces at 3-7/8 inches and the solid squares at 3-1/2 inches. The project finishes at about 24 inches square.
The backing was a thrift store find earlier in the year. Love those colorful sun/moon faces! Also, I wish you could feel this soft fabric and its wonderful quilted texture under your fingertips. Dreamy.
It is quilted in a Sulky variegated thread with just the right amount of shimmer.
I'll be mailing this out soon, so it will arrive in time, of course, but also because the longer I look at it, the more I might want to keep it! ;) Fortunately, I have some leftovers that will make a fun mini or mug rug.
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